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At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys....

Miller Stratton is a survivor. After a harrowing childhood of poverty, he will do anything it takes to find security for himself and his mom. He’s putting all his hopes and dreams in the fragile frame of his guitar and the beauty he creates with its strings and his soulful voice.

Until Violet. No one expects to meet the love of their life at age 13. But the spunky rich girl steals Miller’s heart and refuses to give it back.

Violet McNamara’s life hasn’t been as simple as it looks. Her picture-perfect family is not so perfect after all. Her best friend, Miller, is her one constant, and she is determined not to ruin their friendship with romantic complications.

But the heart wants what it wants. As Miller’s star begins to rise to stratospheric heights, what will it take for Violet to realize that she’s the girl in all of his love songs?

©2020 Emma Scott (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Perpetually Depressing Content

This book starts out very promising. The narration also is really good. However, the story is full of sadness and problem after problem…two people constantly being torn away from each other, either by their own doing or outside forces. And the H battles serious illness throughout the story. Really just a downer all the way around. It was well-written but I was not in the right headspace for it. I barely finished (listening at 1.7 speed) and have no desire to continue the series.

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This book has all the feels!

OK, yes, second book by Emma Scott and she managed to make me cry again! This book has all the feelings!
Scott’s narrative is poetic and so deeply emotional it kicks me in the guts and tugs at my heartstrings!
Violet and Miller’s story is one for the yearbooks, they are so perfect and destined together that nothing can keep them apart, not school, not illness, not even themselves!

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Beautiful story and narration

No one's words get into my head and heart like Emma Scott's can. This was a beautiful story of coming of age, first loves, and heartbreak. I both listened and read, and the narration for Violet and Miller was spot on and made the emotions hit even harder. You get just enough of the other lost boys to get sucked into their stories, and I can't wait to read Holden and Ronan's books.

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Wish Miller was my boyfriend.

This was such a sweet, love story. A boy who turns into a man completely devoted to his Violet. Even when a manipulative girl tries to replace her; he stays true to her until the other gives up. This was a very believable story with real life situations. Not crazy about male narrator, but he was just okay.

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The story has it all!

A beautiful story that will keep you invested til the very end. The main characters are loveable and relatable. the supporting character are interesting and make you excited to here their stories. The Narrators were superb, I would definitely listen to them again.

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Awesome Rockstar Romance

Loved this sweet Rockstar Romance! Can I keep Miller? He's awesome! Loved all the songs he wrote. Beautifully narrated by Desiree Ketchum & Nathan Everett.

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narrator ruined the story

I couldn't listen to the woman narrating this book. As everytime she paused to say the next thing I could only hear her deep breath very loudly and I just couldn't deal with it. maybe it was just me. But that made me not listen to the entire book. Sorry. Very rarely do I not finish a book on here.

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A little naive

The first part of this book was amazing. I thought it was going to be one of my favorites of all time. The author let her politics sneak in and ruin the story.
Also, never sign anything without a lawyer. They work their fee into the contract. You don’t need money up front. Also, successful people don’t owe anyone anything. You worked. You made it. Give back once you know you’re set for life. Don’t give all your money away before you know you’ll make more. MC Hammer anyone?

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Wow Just Wow

This was such a beautiful story. I loved how so many things were unfolding at the same time . It touched on a lot of situations that everyday people face. Loved the narrators too.👍🏻👍🏻

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Great Story

This story has become one of my favorites. There were only a couple of issues with the diabetic storyline that made me cringe, but mostly, it was like reading excerpts from my life.
At first I was disappointed that the lost boys didn’t stay in contact throughout the whole book, but that is like real life too. I can’t wait to read what happens in the next book.

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  • 09-21-22

A story from rags to riches - loved it

Loved this story, which was quite sad at times as you know that although this is fiction, there will be hungry children out there that are feeling the same way the main character is.

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  • Leah
  • 09-13-22

easy listening

it was grand. very predictable. nothing gripping wanting you to keep listening. more a teenage love story

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  • RPR
  • 08-25-22

Great story

I really enjoyed this book. Great characters and story I felt like I knew the characters personally by the end of it. Excellent performances too. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-24-22

Love it

I really loved 🥰 this book. I could not stop listening and It was so well read by the narrator’s. I’ve been looking for a book that had a real love story, but without the needles smut in every other paragraph. Just getting ready to now listen to the next in the series.
Thank you Emma!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-17-22

Original

A really enjoyable book with twists in the story away form the usual, recommended listen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-16-22

Beautiful story

Well worth a listen, lovely story and narrators. Easy listening but it has a good storyline.

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  • Jada
  • 07-27-22

Easy listen and beautiful story

Loved the story and the characters.
Miller and Violet just took my breath away with their sweetness and purity. A true love story without being overly sickly.
Excellent listen, I highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-23-22

A true testament of life

This book was so real and i could feel the characters development and emotion through words and narration.
The book is filled with an overwhelming love between to people and their story is full of life's different kinds of heartache ans struggles. I cried, laught and celebrated over and over while listening.

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  • Penn
  • 07-19-22

Really good book I would definitely recommend

Good narration and really good story with characters that you can relate to. It would been good to hear more about their friends

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  • Maria
  • 07-16-22

bit cringy but overall good

ok so the story overall is good, but a little too drawn out. I enjoyed it despite it being cringy oftentimes and I warn you, it's steamy - multiple times.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-19-22

friends to lovers

My first Emma Scott book and I really enjoyed it. Love the flow of the writing, loved the characters and loved the basic plot.

I love the way she wrote the Hero, very swoony and a good guy (well, tries to be) and the Heroine was well adjusted too (not one eye roll from me). The sub characters each added a dash of extra flavour to the story and I could tell the author was setting them up for their own stories. Perhaps this is why it was a bit longer than I thought it needed to be. At one point I thought we were just about finished but it still had another 3 hours to go (audiobook) then the same with about an hour to go. There was also a LOT of drama and a LOT going on (homelessness, abandonment, illness, domestic violence, cliched catty girls, bullies, long distance relationship, both losing virginity).

Overall though, I enjoyed it and would definitely like to read more by this author.

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  • Belinda Richardson
  • 09-12-22

So so beautiful

This is one of the most moving love stories. The story telling by Emma Scott was perfection and the narration had me hooked. Highly recommend.
Can’t wait to move on to the other books in the Lost Boys series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-28-22

loved this book!

So many sad but poignant turning points in this story. Quite heartbreaking for those kids who don't fit in or are at the mercy of what decisions their parents make, when their children are young and vulnerable. Their parents decisions affect them for the rest of their lives.

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  • Jem
  • 07-28-22

Absolutely beautiful story!

The best story I’ve read in a while! Heart touching and tearfully and tastefully written.

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  • Jay
  • 06-06-22

unique plot with too much teen lust

relentless amount of sex scenes and teenage lust but the plot was at least unique and enjoyable.

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  • Nathalia
  • 05-31-22

Love this book… couldn’t put it down!

A beautiful love story… just amazing! No words just smiles and an open heart xx

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  • Janette J Ryan
  • 05-06-22

Violet

Violet’s parents are fighting. She is not told why, but she guesses it’s about money.
Miller, is a homeless boy, who lives in a car in the woods. His mother works to keep them together, but Miller, spends most days and nights alone.
Miller spends time with Violet in her room. She gives him food and lets him sleep there.
Miller is a talented musician.
Violet is clever and wants to go to College to be a surgeon, but there is no money. She has to get scholarships and work to pay her way.
Although this is a youthful story, it has depth and interesting characters.
There are incites into type 1 diabetes and scary consequences of the disease.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-22

More interesting than i first exoected

I appreciated that the love interest has diabetes, also that the sex was not gratuitous...satisfying ending

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  • Alison Mills
  • 03-14-21

Awesome.

Wonderfully written and performed.
A moving story of loss and love, with beautiful Characters that you want to succeed.

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  • Rachel
  • 03-11-21

Absolutely Beautiful

The Girl In The Love Song is an incredible love story.! I loved Miller and Violet, they had such a beautiful bond and went through so much to be togethe. Their story gave me all the feels, Emma Scott is a genius at writing stories that break your heart into a million pieces and put it back together, the lost boys series is absolutely brilliant.

Desiree & Nathan narration was perfect for Violet & Miller. 5🌟 This is one of my favorite audiobooks of 2021.

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